Guest Columns

Understanding Buhari, By Azu Ishiekwene

One of the saddest things said by a foreign newspaper during Buhari’s medical leave was that, dead or alive, he no longer makes any difference to the lives of Nigerians. Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves…
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Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: Buhari’s Dirty War On Corruption, By Majeed Dahiru

President Muhammadu Buhari, and not the Senate, is the one who does not want Magu as EFCC chairman, as the DSS cannot issue a security report to the Senate without the knowledge of the president. The reasons behind Magu’s fall from favour are not contained in the DSS report. Such…
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Columns

Who Is scuttling the Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it should be noted that Magu is not different from the previous anti-graft czars who were equally engaged in selective persecution and prosecution of the opponents of their pay masters and their political foes while leaving out those who are ready to play ball. As the anti-graft war appears to…
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Opinion

DSS, Saraki, Melaye and the Senate’s Dirty Slap On Buhari’s Face, By Godwin Onyeacholem

He loses all, if he loses the anti-corruption war. And he loses the anti-corruption war if he allows the likes of Lawal Daura, Bukola Saraki and the official clown of the Nigerian senate, Dino Melaye, to determine who becomes the Chairman of EFCC. No thanks to the unholy machinations of…
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Columns

NLC, TUC and a Dying Legacy of Protests, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the scornful attention NLC-TUC and their leaders received from the Presidency last week, the fact of the protest not resonating with the people, the eventual dumping of their 18-point agenda on Acting President Osinbajo and the inaction of the rest of us are indicators that Organised Labour has lost its…
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Opinion

Corruption Fights Back: EFCC vs a Reactionary Elite, By Chido Onumah and Godwin Onyeacholem

The anti-graft campaign can only be meaningful if the real thieves in the society, the big men who have ensured that our soldiers don’t have guns to fight insurgency, hospitals lack equipment, children can’t go to school, electricity supply is epileptic, petrol queues continue, basic infrastructure is non-existent, are made…
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